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The Gospel Tradition: Roots & Branches, Vol. 1

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The Gospel Tradition: Roots & Branches, Vol. 1 Review

by Brian Mansfield

One of the few gospel collections that ignores the barriers between White and Black gospel music, The Gospel Tradition: The Roots and the Branches - Vol. 1 contrasts the blues of Bessie Smith and the western swing of Bob Wills, the rough edge of Mitchell's Christian Singers and the smooth polish of The Sons of The Pioneers. Lots of obscure sides dating back to 1927, and a wide range of styles from sanctified women to choral spirituals.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1
Keaton Sexette 02:25 Amazon
2
Price Family Sacred Singers 02:52 Amazon
3
Versatile 4 / Brantley & William 02:47 Amazon
4
Brothers Wright and Williams 03:11 Amazon
5
Sister Clara Hudman 03:19 Amazon
6 Bessie Smith 03:12 Amazon
7 Blind Willie Johnson 03:06 Amazon
8 George Washington Phillips 03:23 Amazon
9 Wilmoth Houdini 03:00 Amazon
10 The Carter Family 02:51 Amazon
11 Bob Wills 02:53 Amazon
12 Mitchell's Christian Singers 02:59 Amazon
13 The Sons of the Pioneers 02:48 Amazon
14 The Blue Chips 02:35 Amazon
15 Humbard Family 02:22 Amazon
16 Josh White 03:12 Amazon
17 Wright Brothers Gospel Singers 02:36 Amazon
18 The Charioteers 03:05 Amazon
19 Sister Myrtle Fields 02:41 Amazon
20
The Landlordaires 02:42 Amazon
21
Jackson Gospel Singers 03:10 Amazon
22 Sister O.M. Terrell 02:49 Amazon
23
Chuck Wagon Gang 02:29 Amazon
24
Leonard De Paur Infantry Chorus 02:38 Amazon
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